Cool tip... (moving icons in the menu bar)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by corywoolf, May 9, 2006.

  1. corywoolf macrumors 65816

    corywoolf

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    So I never figured out how to move the volume, airport, bluetooth, iChat, etc.
    icons in the menu bar. But after disabling the bluetooth icon and then re-enabling it, I noticed it had moved. So after tinkering with different modifier keys I figured out this:

    hold down the apple (command) key and then click and hold down on an icon in the menu bar, then drag it to the desired location and release.

    I know a lot of other keystrokes/ modifier keys, but this was one I thought not many people knew.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep...and dragging them off of the menu bar while doing that gets rid of them in the puff of smoke. Much easier than going into System Preferences to disable things...
     
  3. corywoolf thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Was guessing that, but didn't want to try it and have to hunt down the preference to reactivate it.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Wish I could move the spotlight search thing...
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Like off of the menu bar completely. Quicksilver easily trumps any use of Spotlight.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the tip corywoolf! I was not aware of this. :)
     
  7. cherfizzle macrumors regular

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  8. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the tip...although the order never bugged me, it is now in a better one...

    thanks
     
  9. monke macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    I couldn't figure out how to move them before other then using System Prefs.
     
  10. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    nice, now any way of moving them to the dock? I hate menu bar icons, but dont mind them in the dock.
     
  11. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Good one! i was actually trying to fugure out how to do this the other day...

    Thanks!

    Edit: Hmmm... you can also get rid of menu bar stuff by command dragging them on to the desktop... this was also new to me!
     
  12. spincr macrumors member

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    You can, with 'deeper'. An application that lets you change all sorts of things.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Good tip. I figured out how to take care of this a while ago... considering this thread is over 5 years old.
     

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